Beau Higgins – Conway Christian (501 Basketball 2023)

When Beau Higgins had his first opportunities to get on the court last season, the center saw his role grow quickly. 

“Beau stepped into a big role last year with a lot of immediate pressure,” said Conway Christian Head Coach Zachary Fryxell. “Our other big man got injured and was put out for most of the rest of the regular season. Beau improved on his footwork, touch and defense over the month and a half he got to play and did a phenomenal job bringing much needed energy and enthusiasm. 

“Beau has improved a lot in his time at Conway Christian,” Fryxell said. “He is a big, aggressive body on the court who always brings an energy that is contagious. He is a good defender in the paint and has a good understanding of spacing to create shots for guards when defenders help down on him.”

Higgins, a senior multi-sport athlete for the Eagles (he also played football), plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas and pursue a degree in kinesiology. But he still has some work to finish on the court for the Eagles in the meantime. 

“What I’ve learned is to not be so negative when you do something wrong and to use what you did wrong to help you become better,” Higgins said. “My personal goals for this season are to help my team in any way possible, and to also finish my senior year strong and play as long as we can as a team.”